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Has the battle against high-rise developments already started?

Despite Mr West's contention that it is 'bizarre, not to say mad' (AJ Letters 26.9.02), I still believe that the analogy between the current controversy about the future of tall buildings and the 20th century debate about the usefulness of battleships can be fruitful and predictive - even without bringing the Pax Britannica or Pax Americana into it.

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